Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: bud@yaleclimateconnections.org).

Nationwide Climate ‘Preach-In’ To Target Broad Faith-Group Congregations

An upcoming national climate change ‘Preach-In’ is part of a series of climate communications activities aimed at informing and enlisting involvement of faith groups and individual congregations in addressing climate change.

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WSJ ‘No Need to Panic’ Op-ed Prompts Heated Exchanges, Leading to Long-Awaited ‘Last Word’ (Not really of course)

Point. Counter-point. Point. Counter-point. Check … and Check Mate. And, alas … the ‘last word’ on gulf dividing climate scientists and their critics. (If only)

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Goal of U. of Michigan Erb Institute/UCS Workshop

Better Understanding and Improving Climate Communications

Some 100 social scientists, communications experts, and climate scientists convene at University of Michigan’s Erb Institute/Union of Concerned Scientists session to better understand, improve climate communication dialogue.

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NPR, AP Correspondents: Useful Climate, Fracking Metaphors

The pursuit of the ‘perfect’ metaphor(s) for communicating on climate change continues, now aided by recent unrelated efforts by an NPR science correspondent and an AP Latin America reporter.

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A New Player -- or Just a New Name -- on Climate Policy?

From Pew Climate Change Center To C2ES, What’s Behind the Name Change?

A respected inside-the-Washington-Beltway climate change player changes its name. But also its focus? What to make of the new Center for Climate and Energy Solutions? (Note the word ‘change’ dropped there? Does it matter?

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AGU ‘Other Meeting’ Offers Scientific Grist for Thousands from Around World

Annual AGU fall meeting in San Francisco provides thousands from across the globe scientific insights on what motivates — or should — the on-again/off-again COP talks on an international climate change treaty.

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In Fool Me Twice, Shawn Lawrence Otto Delivers Valuable Back Stories

The individual behind the 2008 presidential campaign ‘Science Debate’ initiative tells where we are with research science in the current political atmosphere. But more importantly, he also tells how we’ve gotten to where we are, and where we may be [...]

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